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by lennygoran
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musicians Love the Conductor Kirill Petrenko. It Shows
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Musicians Love the Conductor Kirill Petrenko. It Shows

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/PF9mk0.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/cYn6Yn.jpg Musicians Love the Conductor Kirill Petrenko. It Shows. The Berlin Philharmonic is playing with enthusiasm and precision under its new chief conductor. By Joshua Barone Jan. 24, 202...
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Impeachment Thoughts

The media have clouded the argument from both sides of the fence and I'm no longer sure if what I read, see on TV, is the full story. Barney comes from a era of journalists where their professional integrity really mattered to them. I'm not so sure that this is true for the majority of today's medi...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Impeachment Thoughts

From an outsiders point of view so take it with a grain of salt...This is how I, as an outsider, see this and I strongly suspect that I am in the majority group regarding this point of view. We outsiders just see it as a pointless exercise which has had a load of money and effort thrown at it. Sorr...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Impeachment Thoughts

What a week of hearings and news-I'm watching these developments both today and next week. Of course most important-we need witnesses! Regards, Len 1. 'Take her out': Recording appears to capture Trump at private dinner saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired Trump apparently heard discussing firin...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump State of the Union What If
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Trump State of the Union What If

barney wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Len, you knew it was going to be a sham trial.
Barney I guess so-still I tend to always be on the optimistic side-I realize chances of getting Bolton and other witnesses are getting slimmer and slimmer. Regards, Len :( :( :( :(
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Man Behind the Boston Symphony’s Quiet Success Will Retire
Replies: 7
Views: 158

The Man Behind the Boston Symphony’s Quiet Success Will Retire

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/I6VijI.jpg The Man Behind the Boston Symphony’s Quiet Success Will Retire By Michael Cooper Jan. 22, 2020 Mark Volpe, the chief executive who led the Boston Symphony Orchestra into the 21st century, strengthening both its robust finances and its artis...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera At The Eastside Met-When a Critic Put on the ‘Best of All American Operas’
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Opera At The Eastside Met-When a Critic Put on the ‘Best of All American Operas’

We were at the Met Museum of Art last week and when I saw the poster I got excited and wanted to buy tickets on the spot--it's during the time we'll be in NYC--then I looked at the prices--kind of high--and that the seats were not reserved-first come first serve-also I don't think there are captions...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brisket for Brünnhilde
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Brisket for Brünnhilde

maestrob wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:00 pm
Well, it gives the singers a chance to be heard. 😉
Brian I've gone to some of the On Site Opera performances over the years and have enjoyed some of them-lately I haven't been quite as impressed with what they're offering. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brisket for Brünnhilde
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Brisket for Brünnhilde

Don't get my wrong-I love brisket-thing is right now I'm more interested in duck in cherry sauce-I'll pass on this! Len [grin] http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/G6UXcZ.jpg Brisket for Brünnhilde A nontraditional take on Wagner’s “The Ring” retells the magical saga as a country and west...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYTimes Editorial Endorsement
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: NYTimes Editorial Endorsement

The sad truth for New Jersey residents like us is that it doesn't matter who we prefer as the Democratic candidate. Wish there was a way to not make it always Iowa voting first. Regards, Len "Ever since then, Iowa has remained a crucial proving ground for nearly every presidential candidate. But th...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYTimes Editorial Endorsement
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: NYTimes Editorial Endorsement

david johnson wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:29 am
I heard of this on the news. I do not think those two can win the election. Andrew Yang is the Dem best choice for a good Prez.
I don't know about that-gotta admit I haven't been able to make a final choice yet-getting trump out of there is my top priority. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Gomes opera-Lo Schiavo
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: First Gomes opera-Lo Schiavo

I was given a score to Il Guarany by a Brazilian soprano who appeared with me in 1996: she studied with Anna Moffo, who you may remember went to my high school. Guarany was pleasant enough music, but it wasn't sufficiently mainstream for the competition. The score is published by Ricordi, in case y...
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump State of the Union What If
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Trump State of the Union What If

Sustained loud booing, or a walkout? Barney yeah-I was thinking of those but am not sure. I hope his speech comes while the trial is still going on and doesn't end before then-if it ends before his speech date it probably means they got away with out calling witnesses-iow a sham trial. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump State of the Union What If
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Trump State of the Union What If

I was wondering. The 2020 State of the Union Address is scheduled to be given by the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, on February 4, 2020 , in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. It will be addressed to the 116t...
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Gomes opera-Lo Schiavo
Replies: 2
Views: 187

First Gomes opera-Lo Schiavo

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/UAdmEL.jpg The first Gomes opera we've ever seen c/o Amazon Prime-Lo Schiavo. This is the way I like to see operas especially if I've never seen them before-traditional and with captions. The singing was quite good, the sets apropriate, decent but not...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Juilliard Celebrates 32 Female Composers of the 20th Century
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Juilliard Celebrates 32 Female Composers of the 20th Century

maestrob wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:13 am
Very interesting, Len, thank you! I've heard of only about 1/3 of the women composers mentioned.
Brian you're way ahead of me-one thing I do know-Bard did the opera the wreckers of smythe--gave it a full traditional production-it was superb! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Porgy and Bess HD Live Sat Sells Out
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Porgy and Bess HD Live Sat Sells Out

This year our HD theater of choice in Rockaway NJ started having a reserved seat policy on the operas as opposed to the first come first serve policy. We usually join our friends on Saturday afternoons and then go out to eat dinner afterwards-well on Feb 1 we planned on seeing Porgy HD style but nea...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Juilliard Celebrates 32 Female Composers of the 20th Century
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Juilliard Celebrates 32 Female Composers of the 20th Century

Juilliard Celebrates 32 Female Composers of the 20th Century By Joshua Barone Jan. 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m. ET The music of Beethoven will be inescapable this year, as orchestras around the world celebrate his 250th birthday. But the Juilliard School has another anniversary in mind for its upcoming Focu...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!

I sometimes wonder what will happen, but I distrust progressives so much I can't believe them in much. I still view this as them being ticked that Trump beat Hil, not that they care a rip what he has or hasn't done. One can distrust progressives and still look at the facts-they're clearly out there...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?

Thanks, I'll have to watch it when we return home. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: : Gustavo Dudamel Jolts the ‘New World’ Symphony to Life
Replies: 8
Views: 346

: Gustavo Dudamel Jolts the ‘New World’ Symphony to Life

Review: Gustavo Dudamel Jolts the ‘New World’ Symphony to Life This overplayed classic felt fresh in the star conductor’s return to the New York Philharmonic after 11 years. By Anthony Tommasini Jan. 16, 2020 New York PhilharmonicNYT Critic's Pick Though Dvorak’s stirring, tuneful “New World” Sympho...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?

Just wondering....I'd always suspected Burns to be a cheap mainstreamer--at least, going by the opinions of those who've seen his "Jazz"--but seeing/hearing the ads for this one, and reading the synopses on pbs.com, I just about threw my hands up in the air and said, "Ken, how could you sink this l...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Met Wozzeck
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Tonight's Met Wozzeck

I enjoyed tonight's wozzeck very much-Sue not so much. We were sitting in row B of the balcony right in the center-a perfect spot to enjoy the kentridge artistry of all those spectacular visuals-I admit I couldn't follow them all but in general the large panoramic effects were for me stunning. The s...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: dudamel contract extension
Replies: 2
Views: 229

dudamel contract extension

We got to lincoln center a little early yesterday before porgy at the met-we were sitting in geffen hall and it seemed much more crowded and hectic then it usually seems to be-we spotted some friends we know and I said to them-isn't it particuliarly buzzing here tonight-he said-well it's dudamel! L...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our First Porgy and Bess
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Our First Porgy and Bess

david johnson wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:16 am
Wow, those are great paintings :)
Yeah alot to see in them-the size alone was incredible! Here's some more about them. Len

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by lennygoran
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Belated birthday greetings: DONALD ISLER!
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Belated birthday greetings: DONALD ISLER!

Don hope your birthday was great! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our First Porgy and Bess
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Our First Porgy and Bess

We started the day with a very nice exhibit at the Met Museum of Art called the Pursuit of Fashion and also 2 rather remarkable paintings in their Great Hall, then there was a lovely meal at what's one of our favorite upper westside chinese restaurants including delicious duck-then the opera-it was ...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Subway Service Disrupted After Water Main Break on Upper West Side
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Subway Service Disrupted After Water Main Break on Upper West Side

Barney good point-tonight we have our Porgy and Bess-wonder what trump would think of that opera. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When Pina Bausch Made Tanz Into Tanztheater
Replies: 0
Views: 249

When Pina Bausch Made Tanz Into Tanztheater

Does This Sound Wild! Len When Pina Bausch Made Tanz Into Tanztheater Bausch’s pivotal 1977 work “Bluebeard,” with its relentless gender battles and powerful drama, returns to the stage after a long gap. By Roslyn Sulcas Jan. 15, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ET WUPPERTAL, Germany — The dancers lay in darkness on...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!

It would be important to hear evidence, so much so that I cannot understand how the Republicans are denying it. I know they are corrupt in this matter, and have no interest in ascertaining facts but just using their numbers to kill the issue. But surely they are concerned to look to the American pe...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Subway Service Disrupted After Water Main Break on Upper West Side
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Subway Service Disrupted After Water Main Break on Upper West Side

barney wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:07 pm
You might have to learn to walk on water, Len. Been done before, apparently. :D
Barney walking on water-you must mean trump-he thinks he's the chosen one! Len :(
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Subway Service Disrupted After Water Main Break on Upper West Side
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Subway Service Disrupted After Water Main Break on Upper West Side

Wow! Here we go again! Good luck tonight, Len & Sue! :shock: Brian thanks-tonight there was no problem but we weren't at lincoln center-Sue shopped at macys and I went to the central park zoo to see the exotic birds-we had french food at chez napoleon on 50th st and 9th ave-we didn't get close to l...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!
Replies: 8
Views: 459

I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!

I hope these headlines yield results hurting trump. I'm wondering if Pelosi will get a subpoena going for Bolton in the house-the sooner may be the better! Regards, Len Russians Hacked Ukrainian Gas Company at Center of Impeachment https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/us/politics/russian-hackers-buris...
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Subway Service Disrupted After Water Main Break on Upper West Side
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Subway Service Disrupted After Water Main Break on Upper West Side

Tomorrow we head into the city for 2 operas at the Met-hope we will not be adversely effected. Where's the infrastructure improvements we need so badly! Len http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/3EtgfP.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/9CTFeO.jpg http://imagizer.imageshac...
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When News Upstages an Opera Performance
Replies: 1
Views: 198

When News Upstages an Opera Performance

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by lennygoran
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First The Bassarids Henze
Replies: 0
Views: 277

First The Bassarids Henze

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/MJckXB.jpg This turned out better than I thought it would. The music was relatively easy to listen to and it went well with what was happening on stage-the up and down on the stairs made me a little nervous but the chorus handled it all very well-very...
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music streaming services: How Richard Morrison went from streaming sceptic to acolyte in a month
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Classical music streaming services: How Richard Morrison went from streaming sceptic to acolyte in a month

It was set up for me by the Geek Squad in just about 20 minutes or so. I should warn you that VCR tapes are now officially obsolete: the last factory that made parts for VCR assembly closed last year, so you'd better buy a spare! Brian thanks-I've been tempted to use the geek squad a few times. And...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music streaming services: How Richard Morrison went from streaming sceptic to acolyte in a month
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Classical music streaming services: How Richard Morrison went from streaming sceptic to acolyte in a month

Installing Roku would disrupt my ability to record off-the-air DVDs on my still-working but ancient DVD recorder that I use to record PBS and other channels. So, I'm happy with what I have now for the time being. :) Brian I wonder about this-I have my TV, roku, VCR and DVD player all hooked up toge...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 55
Views: 7488

Re: Australian fires

barney wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:33 pm
I've always intended to go teetotal myself, Len. But somehow it never quite works. Too opinionated, no doubt. :D
Barney your opinions are very much appreciated by me-keep them coming! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Budget Blowouts and Delays Blight Germany’s Major Arts Projects
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Budget Blowouts and Delays Blight Germany’s Major Arts Projects

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by lennygoran
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music streaming services: How Richard Morrison went from streaming sceptic to acolyte in a month
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Classical music streaming services: How Richard Morrison went from streaming sceptic to acolyte in a month

Now, Len, don't get technical on me! Barney don't worry about that-I'm a dinosaur on these things as opposed to a John F. OTOH I will say this-my TV while newer than yours doesn't connect directly to the computer upstairs-we use the ethernet and Verizon for the computer connections-still with the R...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Ronan Farrow: Catch and Kill (2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Ronan Farrow: Catch and Kill (2019)

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:47 am
I devoured this book.
Joseph same for my wife Sue-it was a discussion at the dinner table for several days-the NBC stuff with Lauer was also quite fascinating! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 55
Views: 7488

Re: Australian fires

She, like the rest of us, no doubt misses JohnF, with whom she enjoyed vigorous and interesting correspondence. I notice the board is a little less active in his absence. But, like you, I hope she returns and ignores the Corner Pub. She should return-maybe she should ignore the Pub-her sister who I...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 24 Years Later, Roberto Alagna Steps Back Into ‘Bohème’ at the Met
Replies: 7
Views: 357

24 Years Later, Roberto Alagna Steps Back Into ‘Bohème’ at the Met

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/zNORAQ.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/rFew8K.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/e0xMH1.jpg 24 Years Later, Roberto Alagna Steps Back Into ‘Bohème’ at the Met The star tenor, now 56, returns to the boyish role of h...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music streaming services: How Richard Morrison went from streaming sceptic to acolyte in a month
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Classical music streaming services: How Richard Morrison went from streaming sceptic to acolyte in a month

barney wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:57 pm
Re wifi, that's not essential, I believe. A cable connection is fine.
Barney but what if the cable connection is far away from the TV you want to watch something on. Regards, Len [fellow dinosaur]
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our First L’occasione fa il Ladro
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Our First L’occasione fa il Ladro

Amazon Prime sure didn't let us down with this productiion-just the way I like more Rossini--highly recommended ROSSINI; G.: Occasione fa il ladro (L') (Schwetzingen Festival; 1992) 1992 | MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Prime Video Starring: Susan Patterson , Robert Gambill , Stuart Kale , et al. Direc...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anna Netrebko, Consider New Opera. Please.
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Anna Netrebko, Consider New Opera. Please.

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by lennygoran
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music streaming services: How Richard Morrison went from streaming sceptic to acolyte in a month
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Classical music streaming services: How Richard Morrison went from streaming sceptic to acolyte in a month

Fascinating, Len, but I'm still not interested in streaming. Besides, with my collection of CDs & DVDs, I'll never run out of music I want to hear. Brian I'm interested in both hearing and seeing--it's opera that I want most-technologically I admit I'm way behind. As for getting info there is so mu...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Our first Wagner Das Liebesverbot
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Our first Wagner Das Liebesverbot

Our first Wagner Das Liebesverbot--much better than what we expected from some reviews I read-these people could act as well as sing-Sue and I were laughing quite frequently-what a pleasant surprise-a winner--the plot and the music were wonderful-thanks to Amazon Prime and sting ray classica. Starri...